ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR FOR RESEARCH, THE KANSAS GEOLOGICAL SURVEY
POSITION: Associate Director for Research
OFFICIAL KU TITLE: Associate or Senior Scientist
TENTATIVE START DATE: June 3, 2019
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Review of applications will begin January 15, 2019.
SALARY, EMPLOYMENT STATUS, AND FRINGE BENEFITS: Starting salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications. This is a full-time, permanent position with a 12-month appointment to an Academic Staff position (Faculty-equivalent at the University of Kansas, http://policy.ku.edu/provost/unclassified-academic-staff-titles), subject to annual review. Benefits include university staff privileges; sabbatical eligibility; 22 days of vacation leave, 12 days of sick leave, and 9 holidays annually; group medical, life insurance, and retirement program options.
The Kansas Geological Survey (KGS) seeks an Associate Director for Research (ADR) to provide strategic collaborative research leadership that supports the KGS mission. Details about the KGS mission can be found at http://www.kgs.ku.edu/General/staffIndex.html. The ADR will report to the Director and interact with Senior-rank academic staff. The ADR will oversee approximately fourteen KGS Assistant and Associate-rank academic and scientific research staff, and their research programs. The ADR is expected to align the unique strengths of current KGS research programs with research trends and new innovative research opportunities. The ADR will convey research visions and opportunities through regular collaborative discussions with research staff. The ADR must promote a collaborative and supportive environment, and work with research staff to seek new and innovative funding opportunities. The ADR also will be expected to lead an externally funded, active research program in an area relevant to Kansas. The KGS is a research and service division of the University of Kansas, and the successful candidate will have the opportunity to collaborate with KU faculty and students in other departments and research groups.
60% Administration of Early Career KGS Researchers
- Regularly collaborate with KGS academic and research staff about research programs.
- Conduct annual performance reviews of Assistant and Associate-rank KGS academic and research staff.
- Review project proposals and publications
- Represents the KGS at appropriate university, local, state, and national levels, as assigned by the Director.
- Serve on committees of the KGS and professional scientific organizations as judged appropriate.
- Advise the Director on research-related matters and research direction for the KGS.
- Perform technical reviews of manuscripts destined to become publications of the KGS.
- Conduct and publish the results of fundamental and applied research of national stature and relevance to Kansas in geology, geohydrology, geophysics, petroleum geology, quaternary geology, sedimentology, or stratigraphy.
- Communicate the results of research in peer-reviewed publications and to both scientific and lay audiences.
- Develop research proposals for external funding.
- Ph.D. in geosciences or closely related field.
- Demonstrated supervisory/management experience in scientific programs or organizations.
- Demonstrated success in geoscience research supported by a strong record of refereed publications.
- Record of success in obtaining significant external funding through competitive and merit-based processes.
- Research interests in areas relevant to Kansas.
- Demonstrated excellence in oral and written communication.
Position rank will be Associate or Senior Scientist (Academic Staff), depending on experience and qualifications. Rank will be determined by administrative experience, educational background, and related research experience within the field. Additional information in regard to expectations, rank and title is available at: http://www.kgs.ku.edu/General/jobs/KGS_Academic_Promotion_Guidelines.pdf
- Five or more years of supervisory/management experience in scientific programs and organizations.
- Demonstrated ability to work in a public policy setting, including work with legislators, state and local government officials, industry representatives, and the general public.
- Administration experience in a research university setting, particularly in terms of strategic planning.
- Knowledge of natural resource issues related to Kansas geology.
- Demonstrated ability to explain technical topics to non-technical audiences, particularly in a public setting.
Apply online at http://employment.ku.edu/associate-director-research/13077BR
Complete the online application profile and upload the following:
A complete application consists of all items above; incomplete applications will not be considered
- Cover letter addressing the required and preferred qualifications and position requirements.
- Curriculum vitae (with publication record).
- Contact information for three professional references.
For further information about the position contact Rolfe Mandel, firstname.lastname@example.org
, 785-864-2171. For further information about other aspects of the position, contact Annette Delaney, HR, at email@example.com
or 785-864-2152. KU is an EO/AAE, http://policy.ku.edu/IOA/nondiscrimination
Location: Lawrence, KS
Job Type: Full Time Hire
You Must Have:
Name: Rolfe Mandel